Montana contains five schools that offer criminal justice programs. Dawson Community College, the highest-ranking criminal justice school in MT, has a total student population of 441 and is the 3555th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 criminal justice schools in Montana, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Great Falls comes out as the most expensive ($21,657/yr), with Dawson Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,830/yr.
Criminal Justice students from Montana schools who go on to become criminal justice administrators, public prosecutors, public defenders, judges, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,610 people working as criminal justice and law enforcement teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,750. Also, Police and sheriff's patrol officers make on average $55,180 per year and there are about 641,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Montana alone, there are 1,730 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average yearly salary of $42,720. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this state earn $44,190/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the criminal justice schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from criminal justice, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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